Growing Beauty

Hello my loves!

I told you I would be back again today with another update and post. And I my friends, am a woman of my word! So hey! Happy Wednesday! If you’re a big socialite like myself, then you know today is Woman Crush Wednesday – a day of the week devoted to women you find beauty in. So what better day to write this post than today! I wanted to share with you some pictures my little sister and I took a couple of weeks ago for a few reasons.

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1 – My little sister is one of my best friends in the world. She has blossomed into such a beautiful young woman and I could not be happier with the person that she is today. She will be turning 21 next week, which is extremely frightening (cause I feel old as hell). She has matured and truly shined over the years of becoming an adult and I cannot wait to see what the future has in store for her. I mean, just look at her!

2 – Since she is getting older, we have grown closer as we now share more in common. I mean, ask anyone in our family – she’s always kind of been my mini me. But now she’s not so mini so we can be #GirlBosses together and that for me is even more exciting!

3 – She’s always been extremely supportive of me and my life choices no matter what they be. All of my family has! But you know you always want to make a big impact on your younger siblings, because they usually look up to you as role models. So for that, I have been extremely blessed and grateful.

We had so much fun this day just exploring and spending time together, which meant a lot to me because even though we can go out together now, well as of the 15th (FINALLY), she still has a life of her own and quality time will always be cherished!

This one is for you my little mini me! So proud of you and watching you grow up and turn into a beautiful young woman has been one of the best gifts God has given me!

P.S. How cute are we in these photos!? Status: #WCW
P.P.S. Let me know if you would like me to list outfit details in my posts

Deuces,
KJ

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Self Love

Learning the importance of self-worth and self-love has been one of the best things to happen to me this year. I have always been a selfless person and tried my best to be that person that is making everyone happy. And while doing that is never a bad thing, it can be quite exhausting and tiring. So this year I’ve made a point to, for the first time in a long time, add myself to the list of people I’d like to make happy. Sometimes in life you can get distracted by people and things going on that you forget what your true purpose is and what genuinely makes you happy.
The first and most important step of Self Love to me is body image. There are so many times that I look at myself, and while knowing that I still have a lot to work on, I am so proud of myself. If you were to know me and look and how I looked and the way I carried myself, even just over a year ago…you would be too. I have been working on being confident in who I am and how I carry myself that it’s only going to get better from here. My goal in life has to always been to make people see the beauty that I see in them, to make people feel happy and special. Somehow along that path, I forgot about myself. But now that I am back and ready to make myself more of a priority, there is no room for criticism.
I purposefully decided to post these two photos for two reasons; the first being that the first image made me see how proud of my body that I am. No, it’s not perfect, but I am finally comfortable with it and will say that I look the best I’ve probably ever looked in my life. The second being, the second photo shows that I still have some work to do (or I could have just worn spanx lol). My point is this…I used to be so afraid of what people thought of me and while I knew what I needed to fix, I would let my fear of others thoughts stop me. Now that I am vocalizing it myself and learning to love myself more and more everyday, whatever others have to say about me cannot and will not stop me from getting to the place where I need to be. Being the happiest that I need to be, and channeling my inner Khloe Kardashian body that is somewhere deep down inside of my heart LOL.

I hope that this inspires you to love yourself a bit more everyday and be one of your biggest fans, because if you don’t love yourself…how do you expect someone else to?

Never Bored With Boards

Okay, so Pinterest has really done something to me and I’m not too entirely sure how I feel about it…wait, that’s a lie. I’m totally okay with it taking over my life. I mean really, it has EVERYTHING. I get a lot of really great ideas from Pinterest, and I also get inspired! If you’re not following me, you probably should because let’s face it, my boards are awesome. Ha! Just kidding, well no really I do think they’re pretty great. But I digress…

Anyways, the point of this post is just to share with you a few of my interests so you can get to know me a little better. I try to keep my personal life off of social media, because honestly what platform do you know that hasn’t ruined someone’s life? None. My point exactly. But still, I like to have a little fun and open up in a unique way. I’ve always been a fan of meeting new people, strangers, close friends, whatever it may be…I just love organic and genuine change!

So with Pinterest, you can literally see the things I like! From food, travel, shoes, clothes, more food, more fashion, it goes on….here’s a peak!


I have a passion for fashion, travel, photography, cooking, decorating, and so much more. So I hope that you enjoy a little look into the things that make me smile!

Happy Pinning!

Switching It Up

As some of you know, I grew up in the entertainment industry, by way of my parents. I’ve learned a lot from them and their friends. From being on set, at photo shoots, to the simple facial recognition while in the grocery store. All the while I always told myself, as amazing as the entertainment industry is, it’s just not for me…well not in front of the camera at least. I’ve studied media and advertising since college and have always been behind the scenes (literally). Though for some STRANGE reason, as of late, I’ve wanted to step out to the other side.

So about a week ago one of my friends told me that Wet Seal was launching a new line for plus size clothing. And while I’m right on the border or plus and uh…regular? size I thought, why not give it a shot. So I had my best friend Casey come over one evening to do my make up because let’s admit, I’m just an eyeliner and mascara kind of girl.

It was actually kind of fun and exciting being the one in front of the camera, but let me try not to get too used to it!

Here are a few shots that we took, they came out great and I’m pretty happy with them! So now it’s the waiting game and I guess we shall see if I get selected! *crosses fingers*

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Look One: Urban Outfitters Crop Top, Wet Seal Overalls, Guess Heels
Look Two: Mode Plus Dress, Steve Madden Pumps

Eight Reasons To Get A Pedicure

As the weather has been getting warmer, I’ve been looking through my closet to start digging out my large supply of sandals. And then it hit me…pre-move I sorted through all of my shoes for donations, and sadly a huge majority of the ones to go were my cute sandals and flats! I know…why would I ever do such a thing…but it just had to be done. I don’t really want to talk about it.

But on a good note, that just gives me room to add more cute sandals for Spring and Summer. Check out some of these super cute sandals, all for under $50! Yes…that’s right (bargain alert!).

Which pair is your favorite?

One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six | Seven | Eight

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It’s About TIME!

So if you haven’t caught on this post is obvi going to be about my infatuation with watches. Some on the already got it list and others on the lemme have it list!

Yes, I admit watches were once lame (you know with cell phones and all) but I’ve always rocked a cute little piece for my wrist. I used to not be so big on jewelry so that was my way of keeping up with the bling.

I have two brands that I always resort to when it comes to watches : Betsey Johnson & Michael Kors. I have been meaning to add a Marc by Marc Jacobs to my collection…but haven’t gotten there yet.

This is my everyday watch. 

This is my every other day watch (when it matches).

These are my lemme have list:

          Michael Kors - Spring          Marc by Marc Jacobs          Michael Kors